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Some Corrections....and Westminster Abbey


We've read your comment Helen, thank you for you faith in me (ie Jane). You were correct, there was a certain element of absolute rubbish(!!!!) in Daniel's entries, which were all done when I was asleep.

Oscar, you will be happy to know that Daniel didn't let you down on the trip here, BA made a big deal about their light meal options in their in flight magazine so I was a bit concerned when they started serving Daniel curry out of Bangkok.

I would just like to point out that Danie's malaria comment is the biggest fabrication. What happened was that I was in the toilet at Bangkok airport and thought I had started hallucinating when I heard a disembodied voice saying over and over 'Jane, the water, the water.' It didn't occur to me not to clean my teeth, and funnily enough given that we were going back onto a plane for 12 hours I was a bit concerned about the consequences, but no reference was made to any specific illness. Again, the service of curry when we got back on the plane did not alleviate my concerns!

Anyway, back to the chronology. On Monday we went to Westminster Abbey and did a tour of it with one of their Vergers. It was worth every penny (a whole 4 pounds).

The guide book for the tour indicated that we couldn't get access to the shrine of Edward the Confessor so we were surprised when the verger took us there, huge bonus, and that in itself was worth the extra money for the tour. We saw Edward the Confessor, Edward I, Henry V, Richard II and Anne of Bohemia, Henry III and Phillipa of Hanault. Even Daniel was impressed (and at last he had an excuse to wander around murmuring 'ancient, ancient').

There was a huge amount of people wandering around but again being on
the tour was a bonus, we got fast tracked. Daniel's highlight of the Abbey was seeing Charles Dickens' grave, mine was....far too much to list.

Before we forget, another quick note.....WHERE IS THE HEATWAVE WE WERE PROMISED!!!!!!!

It has been drizzly with some brief respites since we got here.

This afternoon (despite the weather which we assume is here to stay) we jumped on the Big Bus to have a trip around. Even with the drizzle it was great, we hadn't gotten a perspective of where everything was beforehand.

Tonight we saw Mary Poppins, it was great. We had a meal package with it at an Indian restaurant in Paddington called Imli, it was the best Indian we've both had.

Drinks weren't included and I think we had dehydrated ourselves so we sped through three bottles of water. It only cost us 10 POUNDS!!!!!!!!!! My fault, the bill was only 6 pounds something including the tip but the cheeky cow that served us thanked me and wandered off with the 10 pound note.


Posted by janeanddan 01:05 Archived in United Kingdom

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